Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 07/16/12

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!
After doing the meme for a couple of weeks, we realized this would be a fun meme to start up with a kidlit focus - anyone reading and reviewing books in children's literature - it can be picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, you name it in the world of kidlit and it's in! We have loved being a part of this meme and we hope you do too! We encourage everyone participating to go and visit the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and to comment on as many posts as you can. We love talking books and believe in sharing and discussing what we're reading. We hope you join us!

Last Week's Book Adventures:
Jen Says: This week I read Pathways to the Common Core and loved it. I have had very minimal PD on Common Core so this really helped me understand it so much more and to understand the intentions and the possibility the Common Core standards offer teachers. I definitely recommend this book! I finished Fallen In Love which is the 3.5 book in the Fallen series. I'm excited to listen to Rapture - the end! I started listening to What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami and should finish this week. I also read Babymouse for President and will be reviewing it tomorrow - along with a giveaway! I also started Above World which I'll be reviewing at the end of the week.

Kellee Says: This week I had a pretty good reading week. I finished Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald and I can see why some people wouldn't like the anti-reading message, but I felt that it actually taught the importance of reading through an almost reverse psychology method and humor. I actually had time to finish my audiobook, Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel, and I was so surprised at how well done a book about bats was. Kenneth Oppel is slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite authors. 
     I also finished a couple of graphic novels, a nonfiction short story collection, and a middle grade novel. First, Maria Selke was kind enough to send me a copy of Princeless's first book which is a collection of Jeremy Whitely's comics and I adored it! I now see why she raves about the series. The other graphic novel was Power Play by Liam O'Donnell which was an interesting book that had a narrative but mixed in a bit of information as well. The nonfiction book I read was True Teen Stories which had 5 stories dealing with different issues ranging from anorexia to Sudan's Lost Boys. Finally, I read Chase Against Time by Steve Reifman which I will be reviewing for you next week. 

Reviewed Last Week:
Just click on any picture above to go read the review

Guys Read: The Sports Pages Giveaway winner is:

Deborah Baldwin

Congratulations to Deborah! 
Thanks again to Walden Pond Press for providing three Guys Read books for us to give away!

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: I'll finish listening to What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and then I think I want to listen to the third in the Penderwicks series. I'll finish reading Above World to review on Saturday and also plan on starting Jeff Anderson's 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know. I also have Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman that I haven't read yet and am excited to read. 

Kellee Says: This week, I really don't know what I am going to read. I have caught up on my review books and I'm in-between committee readings, so I think I'll just have to go into my box of books I brought from school and/or my Kindle and see what I find. I do have a bunch of Netgalley books to read, so I'll probably try to read some of those. We'll see next week I get to. 

This Week's Reviews:
The Younger Days

Check back throughout the week to hear about these books. 

So, what are you reading this week? 
Please link up below and don't forget to check out other blogs to see what they are reading!

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